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Exotic Ornithology, containing figures and descriptions of new or rare species
Bernard Quaritch, 1869 Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition, 4to (364 x 280 mm), 100 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Joseph Smit. This outstanding work depicts 104 species of Central and South American birds belonging to fifty one different genera. The plates are the first executed by Smit after moving, at the instigation of Sclater, from Holland to England, and they are among the finest he ever produced. Additional engraved illustrations on some text pages. Hugh Gwynne Levick and Agnes Burwell Levick, bookplate; North Devon Athenaeum inkstamps (back of title page, pgs 68,113,161, 204); Madelaine Jay, bookplate. Very good condition. Small single spots on 15 pages, some light marginal soiling. Foxing on title page last page and end papers. Otherwise, pages and plates very clean.Contemporary red half morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut, rebacked retaining original spine, spine darkened.
      [Bookseller: BREDON HILL BOOKS]
Last Found On: 2017-12-21           Check availability:      Biblio    

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